DELO Industrial Adhesives has expanded its product portfolio into medical electronic applications. The company plans to apply its advanced adhesives, miniaturization, and raw materials expertise to the development of medical technologies such as glucose monitoring patches, biosensors, and microfluidics, as well as to produce new medical-grade adhesives for future customers’ specific applications and requirements.

Medical electronics is a rapidly growing industry in the adhesives sector. Wearable electronics have particularly become a stronghold in this sector, with smart watches coming with integrated health-focused capabilities such as heart rate monitoring, step counting and fall detection. These features and much more demonstrate how medical and consumer electronics industries have begun to merge.

DELO has long partnered with some of the largest companies in the semiconductor and consumer electronics industries. With its stronger focus on medical electronics, the company sees a new opportunity to help customers forge innovations as it has in other sectors. One such innovation is lab-on-chip technology, which uses semiconductors to detect and monitor the development of diseases. DELO will be able to contribute here with its extensive knowledge in optoelectronics and miniaturization.

“We not only have cutting-edge adhesives with a sharply increasing number of medical certifications for non-cytotoxic products,” said Managing Director Dr. Karl Bitzer. “For our future customers, we will also release more specialized medical-grade products and, more importantly, bring our semiconductor manufacturing, miniaturization, and equipment expertise to market, enabling and supporting our customers to develop astonishing new products, scaling up production and efficiently mass-manufacture them.”

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